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cognatic

(ANTHROPOLOGY)
  1. a kinship term describing consanguinial relations (see CONSANGUINITY), i.e. those based on a blood/biological tie.
  2. (in descent theory), a term describing NON-UNILINEAL DESCENT, i.e. descent traced through male and female links.
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1966 Residence and Ties of Kinship in a Cognatic Society: The Rungus Dusun of Sabah, Malaysia.
But the Biangai are cognatic, and women play a central role in nurturing the yam vines, cleaning the garden, and harvesting and cooking the product.
a relatively shallow cognatic descent group, and this provides the most common focus of everyday relationships occurring in Warraber social life.
In general, one activates connections to particular areas of land through cognatic relations of kinship and marriage, and the relevant events of the time (e.
10) Many languages of the Central family have a high cognatic correlation with Motu.
Kinship, which is cognatic in "all" of Borneo's traditional societies (Sellato 2002:67), is an indeterminate marker of social relations.
As Kilson pointed out in her research on Ga kinship, Ga social relations were steeped in a cognatic ideology rather than a male superiority ideology.
Elsewhere in East Polynesia the cognatic ra'atira often derived from junior chiefly lines, but property not lineage appears to have defined membership in the 'akatia (Thomas 1990:49-51).
These often overlooked articles are as important to understanding Wolters' way of approaching history as his more famous pieces that describe the cultural matrix of Southeast Asia and propound his well-known theories regarding the regional belief in "soul-stuff," the "mandate" political structure, the practice of cognatic kinship, and the importance of the concept of the royal "man of prowess.
This is a cognatic descent group or 'surname-group' (cf.
The societies of Borneo explorations in the theory of cognatic social structure.